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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

May 21, 2021

FIRE BULLETIN #12



Continued cool, wet weather continues to reduce the fire risk in many parts of the province. This means the majority of the current fire and travel restrictions have been lifted, although there are some areas where the risk remains high and significant fire suppression operations continue so restrictions remain in place. Manitobans are reminded to continue to act with great caution when outdoors. Human-caused fires are preventable, and put people and communities unnecessarily at risk. 

Level two restrictions remain in place in areas 5 (northern Interlake) and 8 (west of Lake Winnipeg and Swan Pelican Provincial Forest), which includes no motorized backcountry travel and campfires are only permitted in approved fire pits. Areas 5 and 8 include Beaver Creek, Hecla/Grindstone, Kettle Stones, Lake St. Andrew, Lake St. George, Primrose and Springwater provincial parks. 

The Black Wolf Trail remains closed in Hecla/Grindstone Provincial Park, along with the Mantario Trail and the Whiteshell River water route from Caddy Lake to Lone Island Lake in Whiteshell Provincial Park, due to a fire in the area. All other trails and water routes in provincial parks have been reopened. Information on provincial park restrictions are available at www.manitobaparks.com. Hikers and ATV users are urged to travel safely. 

Refer to the Province’s Fire and Travel Restrictions map and confirm your area’s restrictions before heading outdoors at www.gov.mb.ca/sd/fire/Restrictions/index.html

For further information on Manitoba Wildfire Service, situation updates, restrictions and other important wildfire links go to www.gov.mb.ca/wildfire/ or follow the Twitter account at https://twitter.com/mbgovnews

To report a wildfire, call 911 or the T.I.P. line (toll-free) at 1-800-782-0076.  

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